Project Outputs

The state of play report (D4.1) for the renewable energy sector is a stock taking of the supply chain for the renewable energy technologies wind & solar power. It focuses on the following supply chain stages: mining and processing of copper, rare earth elements, and quartz;manufacturing of wind turbines and solar PV, and their collection and treatment. The aim of the report is to determine topics the RE-SOURCING project needs to address in its roadmap for the renewable energy sector.
As responsible sourcing (RS) requirements increase for businesses in mineral and metals supply chains, this first RE-SOURCING Briefing Document considers four stages of business engagement with RS practices and outlines why RS is going to be a key factor for firms to maintain and expand their operations. This Briefing Document summarizes the findings from the “State-of-Play – The International Responsible Sourcing Agenda” Report.
This report provides an overview of the current state of responsible sourcing practices related to the extraction of minerals and their processing. It outlines the challenges that have been identified in the economic, social and environmental spheres and analysis how current RS approaches are attempting to address these.

The RE-SOURCING Common Approach

Project Report

April 2020

The inception report “The RE-SOURCING Common Approach” describes the project approach to responsible sourcing, project priorities & activities, stakeholder engagement and outlines the project scope and topical areas.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 869276

Coordinated by:

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business,
  • Institute for Managing Sustainability
  • Welthandelsplatz 1A
  • 1020 Vienna
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